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Things are designed for a purpose. If they are badly designed, they do not serve a function, therefore they are not designed. There is of course a difference between adequate design and good design... Good design can make a big difference to your bottom line.

So what is the difference between art and design?

My favourite descriptor is that: Art can communicate different messages to people, whereas Design should send the same message. I doubt any client willl be amused by hugely differing reactions to an ad campaign...

There are many other thought provoking quotes as well.

Design is a skill that is learned whereas art is an inate talent. Some say that good art is a taste, whereas good design is an opinion, ot that art inspires and design motivates.

 

Credit where credit is due: Original reading source: www.webdesignerdepot.com